Hi, the wheel wells' size indicate it's a 2500:I’m sorry if you said this somewhere, do you have the 4x4 2500 or 3500?
Any longer term feedback on the SmartFloor and seating?Got the Lonseal floor in! The #400 cement def has a fast working time, about 3 mins. Did the planks in various segments. I’m a bit worried that the lonseal might not be as bulletproof as I had hoped as some parts got a little scratched up, but we’ll see. Looks great right now!
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@sms just wrote some 411 up for you and others that have been asking! https://sprinter-source.com/forums/index.php?threads/89326/#post-1000204Any longer term feedback on the SmartFloor and seating?
If you are concerned about black outs, a $500-1000 generator is portable and can run everything a van power system can, but continuously as long as you can supply gasoline or propane, or you can convert it to natural gas and run it indefinitely.All of this makes me even more sure that the modular approach is the way to go. I'm willing to bet that although it seems to be a bit crazy today not to build a permanent electrical system into a van, within maybe 3-5 years it's going to be the norm for the electrical system to be fully modular & portable. The technology is just evolving so fast that it doesn't make sense to me to build a 300-1000 amp hour system permanently into a van. We're already on the cusp of being able to have a stackable, modular system, like Inergy's, that will allow for 300-500 amp hours (each battery is 100 amp hours, so that's 3-5 batteries, and each battery is about 9 inches tall, so having the Flex DC or Flex 1500 + 3 batteries would mean about a 36" high system in a very compact footprint. And importantly: I can move the system into my house the next time there are rolling power blackouts in CA due to wildfires, to power my critical appliances like the fridge & lights!!! No more throwing an entire fridge worth of food out.
I have 400Ah of lithium. Total weight is 97lbs. Total volume is .8 cubic feet.@99sport all valid points! I expect most people will see things the same way you do. For me, the feeling I got from capturing the energy of the sun and then having it available to use in a portable, modular way was incredible, and I’m very interested in learning about how to move beyond fossil fuel sources as the technology advances. So, I’ll report back on what I learn, and we can continue the dialogue!
Also, are you running AGM or lithium batteries? That’s an example of the kind of technological progress that has prompted many van owners to upgrade their existing systems, even though one could say that AGM was “good enough” for their needs. I expect we’ll see many more step changes like these (another example is solar panels that are rapidly improving, from 100 to 200+ watt panels, for example.)